Role Of Fasting In Treatment Of Fever

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Langhana means treatments which bring about lightness in the body. It forms the first line of treatment in fevers, in acute fever i.e taruna jwara to be precise.

Langhana Definition

‘Anything which brings about lightness in the body is called as langhana’.

Taruna Jwara – translates to young fever. This implicates to the fever in its initial days of manifestation. Fever for the first 7 days is called as taruna jwara. This term can also be used to explain the acute fevers.
Read – Langhana Therapy – A Unique Ayurvedic Treatment Principle

Why should Langhana be administered in Fever?

Pathogenesis of fever as explained in Madhava Nidana treatise –

‘In persons consuming incompatible and unwholesome foods and activities, the doshas get vitiated and get lodged in the stomach. These doshas then throw out the gut fire (weaken the…

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